04-10-2007, 12:36 AM
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WHat is the smallest tank to raise feeder snails?
I know is she crazy? I was thinking about throwing a common water snail or 2 in a small tank to raise food for my loach. I had a huge break out(100+ unintentionally) when I first started with plants in my 20gal and purchased a loach because hand removal was taxing and I couldn't keep up. I recently started to give frozen blood worms and brine shrimp since there are only a couple snails left. He will munch on shrimp pellets and algae wafers but really prefers the fresh stuff. I'm trying to get away from the freeze dried stuff because no-one in either tank really likes it, if it is the only thing given at the meal they will eat it though.
Petsmart had some 1gal and 2 gal tanks today on clearance. I resisted the urge to look at the price. Would this be too small? I don't plan on a heater snails wouldn't need it, probably no gravel, no plants just veggies.
Would I have to have a filter if I did a partial water change every couple of days? If it comes with one I will use it.
I figure I could throw excess snails in the birdbath outside for the birds.